Sanya: 2010 Visitor Arrivals to Q3 Exceed 6.63 Million

created: 2010-11-10

The Sanya Tourism Development Committee has revealed that more than 6.63 million overnight tourists visited Sanya in the first three quarters of this year: up 20.7% from the previous year.
During the period from January to September, Sanya's six major scenic spots received 6.93 million tourists, 15.86% more than in the same period of the previous year. The hotel occupancy rate increased 2.09 percentage points to 61.38%. SanPhoenix International Airport handled 7.14 million passengers, 31.6% more than in the same period of last year.
Russia became the major overseas source market for Sanya during the period. A total of 100,000 Russian tourists visited Sanya in the first nine months.
The committee also revealed that tourism revenues rose 21.6% from a year earlier to CNY10.08 billion in the first three quarters. Domestic tourism revenue rose 21.6% year on year to CNY8.86 billion while tourism income of foreign exchange rose 23.3% year on year to USD180 million.

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